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October 07 to July 01 - TEDx Renfrew Collingwood
Event Time12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Oct 7, 2014 to Jul 1, 2017
Event LocationWindermere Secondary School
3155 E. 27th ave. Vancouver
Contact InformationAnna Fernandez
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More InformationTEDx Renfrew Collingwood is back for its second year and is happening on Saturday, October 25! Acting as a hub of energy and inspiration, TEDxRenfrewCollingwood is a day-long event that brings together creators, catalysts, designers and thinkers to share their ideas worth spreading on the TEDx stage. A day of listening that invites thought, discussion and play, the TEDx talks are interspersed with activities, performances, and food worth eating. This year’s speakers and activity leaders will be working under one unifying theme – a game we have all played since we were kids: Rock, Paper, Scissors! ROCK: Topics will include people who ground us, the planet we live on and the solid foundations for design and education. PAPER: Topics will include communications, media and the arts, plus interesting new ideas revolving around the paper of today tablets, smart phones, touch screens and more. SCISSORS: Topics will focus on cutting through the present and leaning into the future, what is predicted and what ideas will help us to get there with intelligence and thought. Here you will hear sharp views from sharp minds.
October 19 - Return of the Salmon
Event Time11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Oct 19, 2014
Event LocationKanaka Creek Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
604-530-4983
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More InformationWitness the return of spawning salmon to Kanaka Creek fish fence. Displays, games and fisheries experts on-site. Meet at the fish fence on 240th Street, north of Lougheed Highway.
October 25 - EcoBlitz: Burnaby Lake Weedbusters
Event Time10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 25, 2014
Event LocationMeet at Avalon Entrance
Contact InformationPeterLawrance
604-520-6442
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Join the Weedbusters from the Burnaby Lake Park Association to remove invasive English ivy at Burnaby Lake Regional Park. The Weedbusters have been hard at work over the years making great progress at ridding the park of ivy and other invasive plants. We will be working in a forested area near the Brunette River, tackling one of the remaining patches of ivy in the park. Wear sturdy footwear as we’ll be stepping off the trails, and dress appropriate for the weather conditions of the day. Gloves, tools, and snacks will all be provided, just bring your enthusiasm and industrious attitude!
October 25 - Ecoblitz: Iona Beach dune restoration
Event Time10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Oct 25, 2014
Event LocationMeet at main parking area, Iona Beach Regional Park
Contact InformationPeter
604-224-5739
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Home to one of the rarest ecosystems in BC. Over the summer, we removed almost 8 acres of highly invasive Scotch broom. Now we need your help to replant with native grasses and shrubs to enhance the wildlife value in the park (and make for a better park experience for visitors).
We'll provide the gloves, tools and refreshments. Just wear clothes and footwear suitable for digging. For more information or to sign up, click here.
October 25 - EcoBlitz: Minnekhada Invasive Removal
Event Time10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 25, 2014
Event LocationMinnekhada Lodge
Contact InformationPeterLawrance
604-520-6442
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Minnekhada Regional Park contains a beautiful natural ecosystem and provides sanctuary for countless wildlife species including sandhill cranes, barn owls, and western toads. Come join the Minnekhada Park Association and the Lower Mainland Green Team to help protect that ecosystem by removing invasive plants which are spreading into the park causing damage to the natural area. Gloves, tools, and snacks will all be provided, just wear sturdy footwear and clothes you don’t mind getting a little bit dirty.
October 25 - Ecoblitz: Native species planting
Event Time10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Oct 25, 2014
Event LocationImperial Drive and 29th Avenue, Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Contact InformationPeter
604-224-5739
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We've successfully beaten back the invasive knotweed along Imperial Trail. Now we need your help to restore the area by planting native shrubs and trees.
Gloves, tools and refreshments will be provided. Just wear shoes and clothes that are appropriate for digging. For more information or to sign up, click here.
October 25 - Ecoblitz: Native species planting at Davies Creek
Event Time10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Oct 25, 2014
Event LocationSnug Cove picnic area at Crippen Regional Park
Contact InformationPeter
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Help improve habitat for coho salmon and other wildlife by planting native trees and shrubs along the banks of Davies Creek in Crippen Regional Park.
We'll supply the shovels, gloves and refreshments. Just be sure to wear clothes and shoes suitable for digging. For more information and to sign up, click here.
October 25 - EcoBlitz: Native Tree and Shrub Planting at Tynehead
Event Time10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 25, 2014
Event LocationMeet at the Hatchery Parking Lot
Contact InformationPeterLawrance
604-520-6442
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Join us to plant native trees and shrubs to help begin to restore a heavily impacted site back to a healthy natural ecosystem. We’ll need many helping hands because there are lots of trees and shrubs that require planting thanks to funding we received from BC Hydro and Tree Canada. Some of the species we’ll be planting include: Douglas-fir, Sitka spruce, vine maple and cascara. Shovels, gloves, and snacks will all be provided - just wear sturdy shoes appropriate for digging and dress suitably for the weather conditions of the day.
October 25 - Ecoblitz: Nootka rose planting
Event Time10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Oct 25, 2014
Event LocationCammidge House, Boundary Bay Regional Park
Contact InformationPeter
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Help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cammidge House by planting 100 native Nootka roses. These shrubs will provide beautiful flowers -- and great habitat for bees and other pollinators, birds and small mammals.
Shovels, gloves and snacks will be provided. Just be sure to wear clothes and footwear suitable for digging. For more info or to sign up, click here.
October 25 - First Annual Regional Parks EcoBlitz
Event Time10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 25, 2014
Event LocationVarious Regional Parks
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
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More InformationGet down and dirty while you help the environment and make new friends. Join us and other volunteers in removing invasive plants and replanting with native vegetation. Join the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Ecological Restoration Team on Meetup to find a work party near you: www.meetup.com/Regional-Parks-Connect-Metro-Vancouver
October 25 - Weedbusters
Event Time10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 25, 2014
Event LocationBurnaby Lake Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
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More InformationHelp the Burnaby Lake Park Association remove invasive plants that threaten native species.
October 26 - Demystifying Mushrooms
Event Time12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Oct 26, 2014
Event LocationCampbell Valley Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
604-432-6359
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More InformationOpen up a whole new world of fun with fungi! This program is for beginners who want to learn the basic skills of mushroom identification and to be introduced to this fun and addictive hobby. Focus will be on identifying common fungi, not just edibles.There will be no harvesting on this walk. You will learn about mistakes and dangerous mushrooms; how to be safe; harvesting regulations; how to identify 7 most recognizable genera, names of common wild fungi, parts and features of mushrooms; and the top 10 edibles. Handouts provided.

30min indoor presentation followed by a slow 3-hour trail walk for 2kms. Registration required.
Register online
October 26 - Critter Capers - Masquerade Mystery
Event Time1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Oct 26, 2014
Event LocationTynehead Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
604-432-6359
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More InformationAnimals are in disguise. Help the crow figure out who is wearing each costume. Allow 1 hour to complete. Free drop in.
October 29 - Delta Heritage Airpark Management Committee Meeting
Event Time7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Oct 29, 2014
Event LocationRAA Clubhouse, Delta Heritage Airpark
south end of 104th Street, Delta, BC
Contact InformationInfo
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The public is invited to attend.
Those who are interested in making a presentation must arrive 15 minutes before the start of the meeting.
November
November 01 - Fresh Air Hike - Jug Island Beach
Event Time10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Nov 1, 2014
Event LocationBelcarra Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
604-432-6359
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More InformationTake a hike through a west coast rainforest with great views of Indian Arm. Listen for the haunting call the Varied thrush, and stop at a beach for sea air. This hike covers 6 km and is moderately strenuous with hills and stairs.

Registration required. Ages 15+ $3.35/youth/senior $5.50/adult
Register online
November 02 - Salmon & Forest
Event Time10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Nov 2, 2014
Event LocationTynehead Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
604-432-6359
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More InformationSalmon and native forests rely on each other to provide the nutrients and clean water that each need to survive and thrive. Learn how these different organisms are connected. Registration required. Ages 6+ $4.25/child/youth/senior $8/adult
November 02 - Creative Cafe
Event Time1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Nov 2, 2014
Event LocationMinnekhada Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
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More InformationThe Minnekhada Park Association presents fun, creative activities for kids of all ages at this monthly open house at historic Minnekhada Lodge. Learn about the history and natural wonders of the park.

For information visit www.minnekhada.ca

Presented by the Minnekhada Park Association
November 15 - Winter Bird Behaviour
Event Time9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Nov 15, 2014
Event LocationBurnaby Lake Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
604-432-6359
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More InformationBurnaby Lake is the wintering grounds for many of Canada's waterfowl.  It is a great place to observe winter behaviours like courtship, preening and dominance displays.  Find out what makes this habitat important to wintering and migrating birds.

Registration required. Ages 15+ $4.25/youth/senior $8/adult
Register online
December
December 06 - Fresh Air Hike - Serpentine Loops
Event Time10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Dec 6, 2014
Event LocationTynehead Regional Park
Contact Informationprograms.info@metrovancouver.org
604-432-6359
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More InformationWalk through Tynehead West by forests, clearings and riverside. Look for late salmon spawners and winter birds. An easy to moderate walk with some short hills.

Registration required. Ages 15+ $2.35/youth/senior $5.50/adult
Register online
December 07 - Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Event Time9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dec 7, 2014
Event LocationBurnaby Lake Regional Park
Contact Informationprgorams.info@metrovancouver.org
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More InformationAdd some fun to your holiday season by spending half a day with us and participating in the tradition of the annual Christmas Bird Count. Look for common winter birds while learning basic skills like identification, using binoculars and field guides and how to report findings. Stay for refreshments and cookie decorating.

Ages 8 to 14Registration required at www.burnabylakepark.ca/christmas-bird-count.
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